What does the XO mean in Hennessy XO?
XO means Extra Old, aged at least six years - there are actually even plans to change the minimum age requirement for XO Cognac to ten years. Some Cognacs are even called Extra Cognac. Hennessy XO Cognac is made up of about 100 different eaux-de-vie distilled from Ugni Blanc grapes from the Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fin Bois crus. The wines in the blend are aged up to 30 years in French Limousin oak barrels.